Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The 1st Day of the Rest Of My Life!

Well, I did it.

You know that saying, "Don't quit your day job?"
Well, I quit my day job today.

I decided it was time to put a hundred and ten percent into Lettered Olive, the company my Mom and I are in the process of creating.

The craziest part- my husband also quit his job. (We worked together, at the same place) He is in a position where he can now work full-time as a professional musician again. And for him, that's the "dream job". Music is his refuge. It is the very central essence of him, and I'm so happy that he is going to be able to live his dream. Sadly, that means he'll be on the road at least 2 weeks out of every month, but the money is going to be better- and when you live in a fixer-upper, that's always a good thing.

We're both sort of in shock at the moment. But it's a good shock. An excited-but-still-a-little-nervous shock. We've done A LOT of soul-searching and praying over the past year, and it just feels like the right time to start this new chapter in our lives.

I believe in the products my Mom and I are creating for Lettered Olive.
They're beautiful, they come from the heart and they will make people FEEL.
I can't wait to share them with you all.
It won't be long now... :-)

18 comments:

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Best wishes to the three of you on your new endeavors!! Can't wait to see what you're up too.....
Nikki

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

Layla, I can't wait to see your creations! If they're half as beautiful as the accessories you've put together for your home thus far, I'm impressed already!

Congrats on quitting your day job!

Shellmo said...

Looking forward to see your items from your new business venture! Congratulations on the new chapter of your life. I too am about to quit my "day job" and pursue my love of log homes. (We just finished building ours and now I want to help others plan theirs.)

Linda said...

You know what?....Onward and upward with strength and conviction!

Good for both of you to follow your quest.

Lettered olive's are a favorite shell of mine...and I can only imagine you will have a beautiful enterprise with your great eye and ability to "just do it".

Cheers! To the future!

Linda

Susie Harris said...

Thank you for such a sweet comment. You have no idea how that has touched my heart. I am happy for both of you and your big move. I pray that yall will be flooded with orders soon. thanks again, Susie H~

Chris said...

I am SO not good with change, so I envy your capacity to embrace it! That being said, I can't wait to see what you and your mom have in store. Enjoy the life of a "rock star's" wife and a business owner! Keep us updated!

Deserae said...

Wow,this is a big day for the two of you! I can't wait to see all the beautiful things you and your mom offer in your new business :o) I wish you both great success!
~Des

Handmade Housewife... said...

Hi Layla,

I found your blog through Susie's and I have to say WOW!! You have amazing talent. I look forward to seeing what you and your mom create in you business endeavor. Best of wishes to you both & congratulations in following your dream!

-Hayley

Dana said...

I'm so excited for your new company...I hope you'll ship to Canada!!

Sit down with your husband and celebrate...have some cake & wine. You both made the RIGHT decision!! Congrats!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That's great and exciting news, Layla. I wish you both great success in your new ventures & I'm sure you'll do great. I started my own business this year too & it's definitely a waiting process to see things move along, but I'm not giving up!

Can't wait to see what your business product will be. You have fantastic taste, so I know it will be wonderful.

Rhoda

maitlandmommy said...

I am a firm believer on follow your bliss and the money will follow you. Congratulations in following your dreams. I think it speaks volumes to the relationship and love that you have between the two of you to give each other the freedom to make those choices. I wish we all could hold each other up like that. :-)
Can't wait to see all the good things coming for you both.

Teacats said...

Well done to both of you! Starting off on your own Dream Lives .... what a wonderful day! Congrats and time to have a party to celebrate -- and network! Hope we will get to hear some of your husband's work on your blog .... perhaps a soundtrack for renovating The Lettered Cottage?

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Layla said...

Today is our 4 Year Wedding Anniversary....thanks to all of you who have left such sweet posts! You've made the day that much more special for us.
:-)

Layla

Cathryn Sypert (Mandy) said...

Congrats! I am so excited to see your creations. I know that there will be wonderful things in store for you!

Meghan said...

congratulatios!! how exciting!! best of luck to you!!

Marie said...

How exciting! Good luck to both of you! (and happy anniversary!)

Kim said...

How exciting!!! Good luck! And I can't wait to see your stuff!

chriskauf said...

How exciting for you , I am in the same position right now, August is mt start date , let me loose I am ready to decorate.
I will love to follow your progress as you take the big step like me.
Chris